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GIVEAWAY APRIL 20


Jafar Panahi’s Tehran Taxi DVD




Dan Edwards writes in RealTime’s On the Dox column, “Tehran Taxi is the third instalment in Panahi’s ‘cinema of confinement’—a cycle of inventive and self-reflexive features shot following the director’s arrest in 2009 and his subsequent 20-year ban from filmmaking and overseas travel” (see RealTime 107 for Dan’s review of Panahi’s This is Not a Film, 2011).

Dan writes of Tehran Taxi:
“Judging by the new film, the restrictions on Panahi’s daily existence have loosened somewhat since This is Not a Film, which was shot under conditions of virtual house arrest. In a nod to the classic Ten (1990) by his former mentor Abbas Kiarostami, Tehran Taxi is shot entirely from inside the eponymous vehicle, a conceit made possible by the miniaturised cameras of the digital age. Despite the constant driving across 82 minutes in which we never leave the cab, this is not a road movie. There is no destination and the journey itself is immaterial—most of the film is spent circling utterly nondescript streets. This car is certainly not a symbol of freedom.

“Instead, Panahi utilises the taxi as an interface between public and private space—a mobile interior in which the filmmaker can construct his work as he moves through a public realm from which he is officially excluded.”

3 copies courtesy of Madman Entertainment

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RealTime issue #132 April-May 2016 pg.

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